HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Maurice Creek had 17 points and four steals to lead George Washington to a 69-58 victory over Hofstra Saturday.
Hofstra (3-8) jumped out to a 6-1 lead and held a 32-29 advantage at the break. There were four lead changes in the first half.
Savage opened the second period with a jumper and a free throw to start George Washington on a 24-10 run and give the Colonials a 53-42 lead midway of the second half. The Pride could not recover as George Washington won the second half 40-26.
The Colonials scored 32 of their points in the paint, compared to Hofstra's 18.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.